When in Kruger, you want to get the most out of your trip, hence a bit of rest post the morning drive will not last long before your mind starts telling you, you are in Kruger and need to be out there in the wild, not in the camp. Well, that is what I am experiencing, especially when you have travelled more than 1160 miles, made a noticeable cash investment and waiting for this time for a full year
Here I go again, just after midday and this time on a short solo drive taking the S100 to see if this road will present me with the abundance of activity as others had experienced and what the camp's sightings board was indicating. The drive was extremely quiet and with permission, actually 'boaring', with no activity except for some birdies. No leopards, no lion, no elephant, nothing at all, only birds. It is amazing to watch these Red-headed queleas how they fly and not one crashing into another...
In the trees next to the N'wanetsi river I spotted the only Brown-hooded kingfisher of our trip
After an hour I was back in camp to pick up the family and went down the S90 tar road direction Sweni hide. At one stage, we spotted about 9 giraffe scattered around us at both sides of the road, a few zebra, wildebeest and here and there ellies. Close to Sweni hide these two waterbuck were ready to pose for us - the youngster and then the older one - I like those beautiful long horns
The hide was quiet with an elderly couple sitting there reading there books and now and then took there binoculars when they thought they have spotted something. The only activity we have had was some more Red-headed queleas coming down to drink on the opposite bank.
Where there is water, one can expect these guys...
As we walked out of the hide, this Blue waxbill, was busy building a nest and I managed to get a better shot as the one I got at Lake Panic.
This Tawny-flanked prinia also caught our eyes at the hide..
As it was time to head back to camp we did a quick look at what is happening at the Sweni waterhole on the S126, but on our way we had been watched - yes, traffic police was sitting next to the road and can say we were good tourist as we were driving very slowly. At the Sweni waterhole there was also nothing going on and at that note we went back to camp to get ready for a braai.
The next day, we were on our way to Mopani for 2 days. Yippie!
- another favourite camp of mine with lost of intersteing sightings coming up.. yes including our only snake encounter
and scary looking fish
, lots of birds and lots more etc...
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